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Larry Baer


Larry Baer

Larry Baer in September 2012

Laurence M. Baer is the Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.[1] He succeeded Bill Neukom on January 1, 2012.[2]


Baer attended the University of California, Berkeley. He served as the sports director and business manager of KALX, the student-run radio station. As a junior, he negotiated with Oakland Athletics' owner Charlie Finley to make KALX the official radio station of the Athletics for its first 16 games.[3] Baer served as the play-by-play announcer.[4] He graduated from Berkeley with a degree in political science in 1980.[5] He joined the San Francisco Giants as their marketing director that year.[1] He left the Giants to attend Harvard Business School and work for Westinghouse Broadcasting.[1]

Baer returned to the Giants to help form the ownership group that kept the team in San Francisco when an attempt was made to move the franchise to Tampa, Florida in 1992.[1] He succeeded Bill Neukom as the Giants' chief executive officer on January 1, 2012.[2] He was added to the board of directors of the San Jose Giants, the Giants' Minor League Baseball affiliate in the Class A-Advanced California League, in April 2012.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Gurnick, Ken (November 17, 2011). "Owners approve Baer as Giants' control person".  
  2. ^ a b "Bill Neukom to Retire from the Giants: Team President and COO Larry Baer to Become CEO". Major League Baseball (Press release).  
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External links

  • "Baseball America Executive Database: Laurence Baer".  

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